There may not have been a Smash Bros. Switch announcement at E3 2017, but that doesn’t mean the franchise isn’t still on the minds of gamers. The competitive community is still analyzing Super Smash Bros. Melee 16 years after its release and are finding tiny hidden secrets all the time. The latest game changer for the competitive scene comes in the form of a Peach ledge attack that offers temporary invincibility.
Anyone who has played Super Smash Bros., even casually, is well aware that fights at the ledge of each stage are incredibly frequent and important. Players who compete at the most intense level spend hours analyzing each frame of gameplay finding the best strategies to protect themselves at the ledge or to exploit vulnerabilities of opponents at the ledge. A recent discovery by player and tournament organizer Rococo reveals two new ledge moves for everyone’s favorite princess. Only one of them is actually feasible for human players though.
Here’s a look at the moves…
— Rococo (@JM_rococo) June 23, 2017
The first move offers up to nine frames of invincibility, but is not tournament viable because it requires such precise input that only a computer could pull it off consistently. The other move is much more realistic though. The second move, which involves a turnip toss, only offers one frame of invincibility, but that can still be a game changer when the best players in the world are going head to head at 60 frames per second. The Melee community seems very excited about the discovery, so we look forward to seeing how many players incorporate it into their strategy in future tournaments.
The Smash competitive scene is still alive and well and players will likely continue making these sorts of discoveries about the older games for years to come. That said, we still have our fingers crossed that there will soon be a new Switch version for them to start studying instead…
What do you think of the newly-discovered Peach moves? Do you plan to try them out? Let us know in the comments.
Super Smash Bros. Melee released in 2001 on the Nintendo GameCube.